Saturday, November 15, 2014

Birdwatching in Greece: Isabelline Shrike@Nea Kios, Peloponnese!

The coastal wetland of Nea Kios in the eastern Peloponnese, close to the picturesque town of Nafplio, is a well known destination for Greek birders. It is one of the best places to look for waders and gulls, with Red Knots, Bar-tailed Godwits and other rare visitors being rather regular there. Nevertheless, it has also gained a reputation for being a "magnet" to rare birds; In 2013, a Blue-cheeked bee-eater was seen and now, an Isabelline Shrike was found in the same area.

The Isabelline Shrike has less than 10 confirmed records in Greece

Large (for Greek standards) number of birders visited the area to look for the bird

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